Everyone who drives in D.C. knows the dreaded feeling of coming back to our parked cars and finding that pink parking ticket. The meter maids are like vultures — they swarm the cars determined to find something wrong.
When it comes to handing out traffic tickets, when is a “benchmark” not a “quota”? That’s a question generating considerable debate after a Chesterfield Police officer claimed he was denied a pay raise because he failed to meet a quota of two traffic stops and one arrest on a typical shift. John Bowman, communications director for the National Motorists Association, a Wisconsin-based advocacy group, said Virginia is among the more aggressive states when it comes to targeting motorists for violations and generating local revenue from tickets and court costs.
What would you do if you got a speeding ticket not by police, but your Homeowners Association? This practice is perfectly legal, as long as the HOA states their enforcement policies in their covenants. Residents are able to contest it during the HOA monthly board meeting.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday gave permission to Rochester and Yonkers to continue their red-light camera programs for the next five years, while also green-lighting new programs in New Rochelle and Mt. Vernon in Westchester County. The extensions give each city or county the ability to decide whether to install or keep the cameras.
Town police are using a $20,000 grant from the state to step up efforts against speeding on some of the smaller roads in Canton. The grant will pay for new radar units that gauge how fast oncoming cars are going and also for overtime costs associated with the patrols. The intent is to focus on smaller local roads that are not has heavily travelled as thoroughfares.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t say whether thousands of drivers who received red-light camera citations during a series of suspicious ticket spikes should receive refunds for the $100 fines they have paid to the city. The Emanuel administration has been unable to explain the sudden increases in red-light tickets.
Critics say newly installed stop-arm cameras on Iowa City school buses violate the city’s traffic camera ban that, when adopted in 2013, was considered rare and possibly unique nationally. James Walker, chief executive and board president of the National Motorists Association Foundation, said these cameras go against the intent of Iowa City’s law.
Mayor of Engomi Zacharias Kyriakou has suggested that two newly installed speed cameras along Grivas Digenis Avenue in the capital should only be activated during the night to catch out boy racers without penalising motorists who live in the area.